Leonard will reportedly spend the week preparing to transition to his new team.
There have been plenty of questions surrounding the Kawhi Leonard trade that sent the All-Star to the Toronto Raptors last week: Would he report? Leonard possibly was going to use the event as a chance to showcase the status of his recovery. But, he added, the club "did a great job" and "did everything they could" when it learned of the injury.
The imminent Kawhi Leonard trade kept most of the National Basketball Association in suspense throughout the latter part of the regular season and the offseason, as many franchises were on their toes, readying a package suitable enough to warrant his services.
"I get an MRI the next day", Green said of the injury suffered December 8 against Boston.
That never happened, with Leonard declining to even show up for the Spurs' playoff games while using NY as a base for his medical treatments and recovery efforts. Known for his expressionless face and somber demeanor, the 27-year old forward is at the opposite end of the spectrum when compared to other signature athletes like Jordan Brand's Russell Westbrook, Adidas' James Harden, or Under Armour's Steph Curry.
"They did everything they could, but I think it would have been nice to see a specialist, just to see if there was another angle, another view", Green said of the Spurs' training staff.
But as Lowe also mentioned, the Spurs aren't willing to go into a full rebuild at this point, which would explain their decision to take Toronto's offer which centered around DeMar DeRozan. "Just because Kawhi got a second opinion, you can't knock him for that".